So, I was knitting merrily away on the Roundabout Hat, when I just happened to pick up the yarn label. I don't know why, I just did it.
I picked up the yarn label, and that's when I noticed it.
Where it said "weight", instead of the "worsted" I expected to see, it said "DK". DK stands for Double Knitting, and is a weight slightly smaller than worsted.
I'd been knitting a pattern devised for worsted weight. I tried on the hat, and though it fit, it is very snug. It would probably fit a child, but not a soldier.
Therein lies my conundrum. Do I finish a child sized hat, or do I rip and start over?
Given that I am a) a process knitter, b) a perfectionist, I'll probably start over.
Besides, I'm out of hat yarn, so knitting it again might just hold me off until I can get up to Southaven next month.